You are lucky. Dont buy one. My 2008 is a disaster at under 60.000 miles have already exchanged water pump, on board computer and other things i dont care to mention. As for the claimed mileage dont believe it. Am now looking at a Hyndai or Kia. Both offer outstanding warranties and have good reliability charts. I will never buy a Toyota again.
2007 Toyota Prius Touring Edition
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I dont know where all the positive comments are from by my experience with a 2008 prius has been nothing short of a disaster. Ignition battery went out in less than 2 mnoths. Cost 200. to replace. Water pump failed and warning light did not come on. Computer had failed and repair of 1000.00 added to my cost of running this junk. Mileage? less than 60.000 miles!! Come on a Ford Pinto would have run longer than that. Well, i learned by lesson - no more overpriced Toyotas!
Toyota Prius has make waves in the arena of hybrid cars but I guess Chrysler would be coming up with their much improved hydraulic hybrid cars in 2013. Guys watch out for it and see how it fares with Toyota Prius.
Anyway, today, Toyota has very much improved its Prius line, and the company has also built newer hybrid editions which have addressed the previous problems regarding the Prius.
P.S. In looking at replacement parts for the headlamp it appears that one cannot purchase the bulb alone. The entire assembly must be replaced.
I have a 2007 Toyota Prius and just had it in today for its routine 45k service. I mentioned that the passenger side headlamp has started to go out occasionally and the service advisor stated that it would need to be replaced before failing. The price tag... $320.69 plus tax and $78.00 to install it. So if the HID headlamps fail either plan to replace with lesser expensive off the shelf parts or pay Toyota a SHOCKING amount to replace just one.
A shocker... Just took my 2007 Prius to the dealer,headlight comes on and goes off. Told that to replace the headlight bulb the cost per bulb is $308. Toyota should inform potential buyer how expenses their parts are prior to someone buying a Prius.
I tried to order a Prius Touring at Hayward Toyota and they told me that Toyota has stopped production on the 2007 Prius Touring. Anybody hear anything different?
I own a 2005 Prius and it is the best car I have ever owned. I use it for a taxi. I do get 45-50 miles per gallon.I am now looking at buying the 2007 Prius. As for John only getting 32miles/gallon after driving for only 3000 miles I say drive it longer it will come up.When we first started driving our it was the same thing.You have to break the car in
been hearing the same thing, johnjon. the new EPA mile system that goes into effect this year may change those figures to be more realistic.
Here is my experience with the 2007 Prius after 3000 miles - gas mileage in the City 32 mpg, far less than on the highway at 46 mpg, and far less than promised by Toyota. The Toyota sales process is misleading - the sales people happily point to the EPA figures of 51 HYW and 61 City when you buy the car. Take the car into the service department though and you will get a more candid view - Prius owners don't get more than 35 mpg in the City. Sounds like a scam to me.
keep us up to date, scott. you may want to post your issue over at the automotive.com forums. they may be able to help you.
This public relations, advertising, claim is just plain false: One of the most remarkable features of the Toyota Prius is what the driver does not feel. The computer-controlled powertrain seamlessly blends power from the gasoline engine, the electric drive motor and the generator." My brand new Toyota Prius has a disturbing clunk everytime I stop, and it is impossible to come to a smooth stop (as one can with any conventional car). Moreover at low speeds on the highway ... like those common in and around big cities like Washington, *** ... my Toyota Prius bucks and jerks like a bucking bronco as it cycles back and forth from its "synergy" drive to the combustion engine. I specifically complained about these problems when I took it in to Ourisman Toyota for my first 5,000 mile service, and they told me that these defects were "normal" for the Prius. When I said that the Toyota Highlander, which I had driven in before buying the Prius, didn't seem to buck and jerk like that, the technician told me that "Th
I was disappointed to learn from Toyota that the 2007 Prius will not have daytime running lights. A toyota salesman told me the Prius is wired for DRL and only requires a change in headlight bulbs. Is this possible?